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Reading with your children at a young age sets them up for success in later life

16th September 2019
At the launch of the 32nd annual MS Readathon, experts point to overwhelming evidence of the positive impact of reading with children at an early age, on their achievement and success in later life. Launching... [read more]
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Ministers Madigan and McHugh announce new and enhanced initiatives to support creativity in schools

11th September 2019
    ·         The number of Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools will double to 300, with an additional 150 schools... [read more]
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Minister for Education and Skills publishes the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019

10th September 2019
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has today (Tuesday 10 September) published the Education (Student and Parent Charter) Bill 2019.                   The... [read more]
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Rory Best Calls on Families to Get One of Their Five a Day and Take on the ‘Forest Feast Super Wild Challenge’

3rd September 2019
                  Ireland rugby captain and father of three, Rory Best, is calling on families across Ireland to take on the... [read more]
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Has your school got Ireland's next top creative?

29th August 2019
Ireland’s National School Photography Awards Deadline for Entries: Midnight Tuesday 21st January 2020       Theme: Second Life   www.inspa.ie   INSPA... [read more]
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Educate Together Opens 12 New Schools – All Housed in Temporary Facilities

29th August 2019
2019 is proving to be a record year of growth for Educate Together as seven new national schools, four new second-level schools and one new ‘divestment’ national school open their doors for... [read more]
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Registration for the 2019-2020 Blue Star Programme is now open!

22nd August 2019
         Primary school pupils around the country are being challenged to get creative in how they learn and think about Europe through the Blue Star Programme,... [read more]
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Science Week 2019 regional festivals and events launched by Ministers Humphreys and Halligan

22nd August 2019
13 regional festivals and 13 individual events supported by Science Foundation Ireland with funding to improve public understanding of science and technology   Minister for Business, Enterprise,... [read more]
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Announcing the third edition of PITCH’D CIRCUS ARTS FESTIVAL 2019!

21st August 2019
Pitch'd Circus Arts Festival, presented by the Circus Factory Cork, returns for its third instalment  Friday 20th to Sunday 29th September, bringing with it new and exciting Circus acts, Street... [read more]
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Swim at Lifeguarded waterways this weekend

29th May 2019
  Water Safety Ireland is appealing for people to swim at lifeguarded waterways this weekend where possible, as the risk of drownings is higher due to a new moon and cool waters. Elsewhere,... [read more]
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Space Week Launch

28th May 2019
                    On Thursday May 23rd, 2019, John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research... [read more]
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Asthma Society concludes Asthma Awareness Week with launch of new “5 Step Rule” video

13th May 2019
    Asthma deaths on the rise: learn how to manage a potentially fatal asthma attack   WATCH: 5 Step Rule video lists the steps to take to save a life during an asthma attack   Seven... [read more]
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Seahorses unbridled at Fota Wildlife Park

14th February 2019
Fota Wildlife Park today announced the arrival of 12 Pot-bellied seahorses, (Hippocampus abdominalis), to the Tropical House at the 100-acre Park. The 12 seahorses came to the iconic Co. Cork visitor attraction... [read more]